Jerome H. Abramson, M.D.
Jerome H. Abramson, M.D., son of Reverend Aaron and Rose Abramson of Nashville, passed away Monday in Atlanta.
Dr. Abramson graduated from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and from Vanderbilt Medical School, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed postgraduate training in pathology and went on to earn five medical specialty boards. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, heading the 406th Medical General Laboratory in Central Japan. He later practiced pathology at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, where he served as Chief of Pathology for 23 years. He was on the medical school faculty at Vanderbilt University, Emory University, and the University of Tennessee.
He retired to Atlanta, where he resided with Myrna, his wife of 47 years, and was a member of Congregation Shearith Israel. He is survived by Myrna, his sons, Richard (a radiologist in Nashville) and Michael (an attorney in Atlanta); his daughter-in-law, Vandana (an oncologist in Nashville); his two grandchildren, Alex and Annika; his sister, Sonia Doochin; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Sherith Israel cemetery in Nashville at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 28.
Published in The Tennessean from May 27 to May 28, 2014